Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

NASCAR's most valuable teams

Team, Value (in millions), Comparison

1. Hendrick Motorsports, $335, What OK Hockey paid for the Lightning, the St. Pete Times Forum lease and 5.5 acres, with $135-million left to sign Vinny Lecavalier long term and splurge on some free agents.

2. Roush Fenway Racing, $313, $503-million less valuable than partner John Henry's Red Sox, but respectable.

3. Joe Gibbs Racing, $184, $1.316-billion less than the value of the Washington Redskins team he used to coach.

4. Gillett Evernham Motorsports, $150, Owner George Gillett Jr. made $269-million from his Liverpool United soccer team last year.

5. Richard Childress Racing, $130, Dale Earnhardt, who won six Sprint Cup titles at RCR, made just more than $42-million in purse earnings in 27 seasons.

6. Dale Earnhardt Inc., $109, Deposed stand-bearer Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned $31-million last season.

7. Penske Racing, $100, Roger Penske, right, is worth about $2-billion. He could leave his race team as a tip.

8. Chip Ganassi Racing, $94, Chasing rival Penske in the ledger, too.

9. Michael Waltrip Racing, $86, Investor Robert Kauffman provided much stability.

10. Yates Racing, $74, Cleveland Indians payroll: $79-million.

11. Red Bull Racing Team, $54, The approximate cost of 27-million cans of the energy drink.

12. Petty Enterprises, $44, Founder Richard Petty has a record 200 wins and earned just $8.5-million on-track in 35 seasons.

13. Haas CNC Racing, $41, Same as the record auction cost for Le Pont du chemin de fer a Argenteuil by French impressionist Claude Monet this year.

14. Bill Davis Racing, $36, Loss of Caterpillar as sponsor to RCR hurts.

15. Robby Gordon Motorsports, $28, Alex Rodriguez will earn the same amount from the Yankees this season.


Access for Forbes' list of the highest-paid drivers.

NASCAR's most valuable teams 06/20/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:08am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs' Doug Martin relying on strength from drug rehab to power his return


    TAMPA — He would not talk about the drug he abused. He would not identify the rehab facility he entered in January or how long he was there.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin participates in an "open OTA practice" at One Buc Place, the team's training facility, in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
  2. NCAA: Former USF basketball assistant gave improper benefits


    TAMPA — Former USF men's basketball assistant coach Oliver Antigua provided impermissible benefits, including lodging at his home, for two prospective student-athletes while they received on-campus tutoring, according to findings reported to the school by the NCAA.

  3. Back to .500, Rays feel ready to roll (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Who wants to be mediocre? Middling? Average? Run-of-the-mill?

    Rays catcher Jesus Sucre tags out the Angels’ Mike Trout trying to score from second base after a perfect peg from rightfielder Steven Souza Jr. in the first inning.
  4. Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. preserves shutout with perfect throw

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The closest the Angels came to scoring off RHP Matt Andriese in Thursday's 4-0 Rays victory occurred in the first inning, when DH Mike Trout tried to score from second on a single to right. But the throw from RF Steven Souza Jr. was on the money, and Trout was out.

    "That …

    Colby Rasmus collects high fives and shoulder rubs after driving in all four of the Rays’ runs in their victory Thursday. Rasmus had two run-scoring hits a day after hitting a home run.
  5. Rays at Twins, 8:10 p.m. Friday, Minneapolis

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Twins

    8:10, Target Field, Minnesota

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: RH Chris Archer (3-3, 3.76)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)